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> Porsche coasters, my story...and why
ValcoOscar
post Sep 20 2018, 09:21 AM
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Long story…
I spent so much time in my garage many years ago that my young daughters often asked, why? I always replied by saying I’m fixing something or making something. So as they grew up they told their friends and teachers I could make anything. That is why I was always in high demand for school projects or called on to make or repair school equipment. I loved doing anything that involved staying close to my girls. Fast forward many years, one daughter is married and off with her own family, my last two are in college. They barely notice what I’m doing in the garage these days. The other day I was assembling an early RS steering wheel that had a Porsche crest in the center. My youngest noticed and asked if I made it and I said no. She said why buy it if you can make anything. Huh…well, I didn’t need another horn button center so I thought about making drink coasters…fast forward 3 months…here’s my first attempt.
Most expensive coasters I’m sure....but satisfying.
I showed my girls last night and they said why make them if you can buy them. I said Huh…oh well.
I searched and couldn’t find them so there. I now have RARE Fuchs Coasters as future giveaways.

I'm mocking up 914 coasters now.

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post Sep 20 2018, 09:25 AM
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Nice...

I just bought some leather to experiment on with my laser engraver/cutter.

For my steering wheel hockey puck I want 914 instead of the Porsche crest.
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post Sep 20 2018, 09:45 AM
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Cool Oscar! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Sep 20 2018, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for sharing the story Oscar. Those are very cool. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif)
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post Sep 20 2018, 10:48 AM
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Good job again sir Oscar!
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post Sep 20 2018, 03:39 PM
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These are very cool, the closest I've found are these. But I like the leather better. I just got a laser engraver too, I might have to try this.

Can you send me the file?


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post Sep 20 2018, 05:13 PM
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Sell them Oscar,..
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post Sep 20 2018, 05:23 PM
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QUOTE(flmont @ Sep 20 2018, 04:13 PM) *

Sell them Oscar,..


You can't sell them as the logo is licensed and Porsche doesn't fuch around with that stuff.
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post Sep 20 2018, 05:30 PM
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QUOTE(RoadGlue @ Sep 20 2018, 04:23 PM) *

QUOTE(flmont @ Sep 20 2018, 04:13 PM) *

Sell them Oscar,..


You can't sell them as the logo is licensed and Porsche doesn't fuch around with that stuff.


Exactly...that's why they are future giveaways.

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post Sep 20 2018, 07:26 PM
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Those are awesome!

Can we see the tooling you used??

I can send the 914 is pressed on but I can't tell if the logo us pressed or etched
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post Sep 20 2018, 07:28 PM
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Oscar, you never cease to amaze me.
You always design and build the coolest stuff!
Keep the ideas coming.
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post Sep 20 2018, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Sep 20 2018, 06:26 PM) *

Those are awesome!

Can we see the tooling you used??

I can send the 914 is pressed on but I can't tell if the logo us pressed or etched


Andrew-

Bingo...I had a contact at Infinity stamp make me a steel stamp for the crest and I cut a piece of 2.5 dia pipe for the circle impression. I punched the circles using a piece of 3 inch pipe and a 2.875 round piece of steel. Then I soaked leather for 30min prior to using my arbor press to stamp. Then I let dry sandwiched as to not deform. Finished with a coat of leather dye and wax. Pretty easy but this method is not for mass production.

We need a coaster tech day!! let's make some.

Next is 914 and 914-6 rectangular leather key chains.

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post Sep 20 2018, 08:11 PM
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This is awesome. Tech day would be great.
You can always sell the leather and get free stamping with the leather?
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post Sep 20 2018, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE(abes914 @ Sep 20 2018, 07:11 PM) *

This is awesome. Tech day would be great.
You can always sell the leather and get free stamping with the leather?


Yeah Abe...or sell key chains w free coaster set.

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post Sep 20 2018, 09:53 PM
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Very impressive Oscar (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)

Wish I had those mad skills.
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post Sep 20 2018, 11:01 PM
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Oscar, your girls sound great....and your machine work rocks. Anyone walking thru my garage asks about the "Grumpy" sign you gave me. Thanks again for the 914 spirit (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grouphug.gif)
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post Sep 21 2018, 05:41 AM
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Nice work.

I go to wine country to escape. At least that's what I call my garage.
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post Sep 21 2018, 08:13 AM
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Here are some pictures of tooling.

Plus a few sample pics of upcoming leather key chains.

Next go around I may do outline of this style font. May press better.

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post Sep 21 2018, 08:21 AM
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post Sep 24 2018, 08:54 PM
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Prototype keychain

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